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Julia Farr Youth Mentoring

In 2009 the Julia Farr MS McLeod Benevolent Fund contributed funding for the leadership development of mentors in Julia Farr Youth Mentoring, an initiative of Julia Farr Youth, hosted and part funded by JFA Purple Orange.

The Julia Farr Youth Mentoring Program is a peer-to-peer support program for young people living with disability between the ages of 11 and 18 who are mentored by other young people between the ages of 18 and 30 years who also live with disability.

The outcomes achieved during the establishment phase of Julia Farr Youth Mentoring included:

  • The scoping of other mentoring programs and gathered best practice mentoring information
  • Development of peer mentoring methodology
  • Creation of a number of peer mentor relationships
  • Increased capacity of mentees

In July 2010 the first mentor/mentee relationship commenced.

In 2012 Julia Farr Youth Mentoring received funding for an additional three years from the Department of Education and Child Development to expand the program supporting students living with disability across Metropolitan Adelaide.

Julia Farr Youth Mentoring has since evolved into EYDN (Enabled Youth Disability Network) and continues to operate, with support from the Australian Government Department of Social Services.

More information on EYDN can be found at https://www.enabledyouthdisabilitynetwork.org.au/

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